Now that John McCain has decided to take his ball and go home, Lawrence O'Donnell asks John McCain to take a "deep breath" and calm down and ask his friend John Kerry how to retain your dignity after losing a Presidential election.
As David Dayden noted Not-President McCain Shuts Down Hearing to Complain About Health Care Law:
John McCain, who’s really upset he’s not President, has taken it out on the bark beetle.
In the Senate, you need unanimous consent to do pretty much anything. Among the UC requests habitually given is the ability to hold committee hearings after 2:00pm ET.
Mark Udall scheduled a hearing on the bark beetle, a pernicious critter that is harming plant life in the Interior West. John McCain was his partner on legislation that would attempt to deal with the problem. But John McCain has vowed not to work for the rest of the year – and presumably put his fingers in his ears and hold his breath until he turns blue – because of the passage of health care reform. So today, he withheld the unanimous consent request. Read on...